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free for life. only $29 a month for six months. weapons in exchange for cas san francisco and oakland t. the timing was a coincidenc both buyback events had been >>> gun owners turned in weapons in exchange for cash in san francisco and oakland today. the timing was a coincidence. bow buyback events were planned for some time. as cbs 5 reporter anne makovec shows us, the large turnout in oakland was partly a result of the connecticut tragedy. >> it only takes one gun and one bullet in one gun to kill somebody. this is a huge change. >> reporter: the turnout for this gun buyback was unprecedented. people started lining up four hours before it began. the line stretching for blocks in east oakland. everyone came to exchange their firearms $200 cash for each working gun. >> some guns off the streets, grandkids some kids can't get these guns and kill somebody. >> reporter: more than 100 people have been killed in oakland so far this year. ironically, as cars were lining up here, gunfire hit four people a few blocks away at international and 85th in broad daylight 7:30 a.m. while this happens
's an odd new trend on the streets of oakland. when it comes to traffic stops, police there just don't make them like they used to. cbs 5 reporter joe vazquez explains why the numbers are down so much. >> reporter: as we drove the streets of oakland this afternoon the only police cars we saw were parked at the oakmont police substation. truth is site of a cop pulling over a car is more rare. the number of police stops in oakland is down some 75% from a few years ago. that's according to numbers obtained by the "chronicle" which shows oakland police made about 68,000 stops in 2008 and 2009. in 2010, the number went down to 49,000. in 2011, another huge drop to about 25,000. and by the end of this year, the projected number of police stops in oakland will be 15,733. police cite factors including layoffs which reduced the police force by 25%, cops running from one 911 call to another making it harder to make stops in between. also, special investigative and traffic teams have been disbanded including the motorcycle squads. >> just the motorcycle squads alone would be responsible for an average
shoppers are getting extra protection. christin ayers explains how oakland police will be out in force separating the naughty from the nice. >> reporter: it happens frequently where chelsea adams works. >> there's a bunch of little teenagers that will come and hang out and hit all the stores. i've not seen an extra police presence. >> across the country you see an increase in crime during the holiday season. >> strings of thefts and muggings have spiked over the last several weeks the latest robbery happened minutes before we got to this location a woman was walking out of the trader joes in rock ridge when two men accosted her taking her groceries and purse. >> holidays are desperate times. and a lot of desperate people. >> desperate people and a diminished police force. oakland police booked fewer than people. >> this isn't always about arresting people. it's about intervention and prevention. >> cruisers, undercover officers and bike cops partnering with private security guards. >> i notice they have guys out in yellow jackets too that make me feel even safer. >> all at a time when
eyewitness news in high definition. >>> breaking news in oakland four people have been shot all within a couple blocks of one another. cbs 5 reporter christin ayers is there. chris christin. >> that's correct we have a massive scene out here along sixth street. a long scene. you can see multiple cruisers. this area encompassing about six blocks where we're being told shootings happened and multiple people involved in the shootings. multiple victims from what we're hearing right now. four people shot. one person according to authorities is in critical condition at this moment. we don't know the conditions of the other four currently. and information just coming in at this moment. i talked to a couple neighbors in this area that heard the gunfire a short time ago before we arrived on scene. they described hearing maybe a dozen shots and coming out and seeing people laying in the street. we're hearing four victim so far in this east oakland neighborhoods. a very large presence in east oakland. no word on whether authorities have been able to track down the shooters. christin ayers cbs 5.
. the suspects in both attacks are still on the loose and with three days left in this year the oakland homicide rate is now at 130. >>> oakland police pulled over a bmw for speeding last night, but before officers could poach car the driver sped off. -- approach the car the driver sped off. a minute later the driver crashed into lincoln continental on the on ramp of the freeway. the driver ran off, but police caught up with him and arrested him. >>> so clearly oakland could use a bit of help and they hope a legendary lawman might be the answer. the city of oakland is hiring bill bratton to be a consultant for the police department. bratton helped reduce violent crime when he headed the new york and l.a. police departments. we talked to oaklanders who are skeptical after hearing city leaders talk about different plans to stop the violence. they're unhappy. they re miserable because they haveo hope and they have no, no money." ouncil votes >> it might tamp some of it down just like putting armed guards on every street corner might tamp some of it down, but it won't make people's lives better. i
people were shot to death in the 800 block of mead avenue in west oakland. then at about 2:30, one person was killed in a stabbing on walnut street in the seminary area of oakland. police are investigating the possibility that the killings are related. >>> the chp pulled a bmw over for speeding in oakland last night but when officers walked toward the car the driver took off. a minute later crashed into a lincoln continental at the 98th avenue on-ramp to i-580. someone in the back seat of the lincoln was killed. the bmw's driver was caught shortly after taking off. >>> a shooting now under investigation at an east bay bart station. the 18-year-old victim is expected to recover. he was shot in the parking lot at the pittsburg-bay point station just before 7:00 last night. at this time, they don't have any suspects. the shooting and investigation caused some major delays though for bart riders. >>> gunfire from police hit the suspect at an el cerrito gas station. it happened last night just after 6:30. police say they came across a man pistol whipping a woman at a chevron station at
to survive. >>> a grim coincidence in san francisco and oakland today. police in both cities held previously planned gun buybacks with guns exchanged for cash. anne makovec reports. >> it only takes one gun and one bullet in one gun to kill somebody. this is a huge change. >> reporter: the turnout for this gun buyback was unprecedented. people started lining up four hours before it began. the line stretching for blocks in east oakland. everyone came to exchange their firearms $200 cash for each working gun. >> some guns off the streets, grandkids some kids can't get these guns and kill somebody. >> reporter: more than 100 people have been killed in oakland so far this year. ironically, as cars were lining up here, gunfire hit four people a few blocks away at international and 85th in broad daylight 7:30 a.m. while this happens all too often in oakland, it's the connecticut school massacre that's on a lot of people's minds today. >> i think it puts whole gun violence in a different perspective and basically makes everything real. >> i think now they understand it a much more fundamental profo
past this. there we go, the nimitz, 880 in oakland, flowing nicely so far. we have a check of mass transit coming up, muni rides are free today. we'll tell you why. in the meantime, back to you guys. >>> 4:31. an 18-year-old shot outside a bart station is out of surgery this morning and is expected to survive. bart police found the victim in the parking lot of the pittsburg-bay point station a few minutes before 7:00 last night. he was taken quickly to a hospital in walnut creek with life-threatening injuries. police say the shooting had something to do with a car crash in the parking lot. tilt they don't have any suspects at this time. >>> bart trains were also shut down near the concord station last night after reports of a man with a gun at the station. this happened a short time after the pittsburg shooting but police say it was not related. >>> for the second time in less than 24 hours, bay area police shoot a suspect. the most recent, at a gas station in el cerrito just after 6:30 last night. police say they found a man beating a woman with a pistol at a chevron station at sa
tides)) it was supposed to be a bigp toward revitalizing east oakland. but neighbors are worried about their safy there. turns out, criminals love t nice new neighborhood near h and san leandro. and cbs-5 reporter da lin explains: homeowners are running into roadblocks trying to keep tm out. it's a five block oasis of family friendly homes, wall off from its crime-ridden led to this deadly crash on san mateo bridge. the chp >>> we invested our money into a new oakland? 24 community. >> reporter: neighbors say crime in this tight-knit community has escalated. first they dealt with petty crime like graffiti then robbery. >> they totally kicked in our front door in broad daylight and ransacked our house. >> the latest crime the murder of 56-year-old old man on tuesday night in front of his house. his daughter says he had just gone home from work. police don't have a motive but neighbors think it was a robbery. >> he is a great person. last night he needed me. i wasn't there. >> reporter: the murder sped up efforts to secure this development. there are three ways to get in and out and the
explained what oakland unified will now have to do as a punishment. >> reporter: for years, this private religious school has received thousands of dollars in federal funds. $50,000 just this year, dolled out by the oakland unified school district. it's the school that sends its students out to bart stations to solicit money. tonight they left after we approached them. a joint cbs 5 california watch investigation earlier this year questioned the district's lack of oversight, allowing inflated enrollments by the school to get the federal funding, and the school's alleged misuse of that money. the california department of education took a closer look and has ordered the district to repay nearly $25,000. tonight, we reached the district spokesman out of spoke. >> we dispute the notion or the finding that we have misappropriately handled funds. >> reporter: we questioned the school's use of federal money to pay his wife and son as teachers. >> the wife gets paid $100 an hour for her duties as a developmental teacher. that sounds a little excessive. >> it does. i'm not aware of their particul
for bart riders. >>> crime in oakland is out of control. but tonight, health is on the way. a former big city police chief has been hired to offer the city some solutions. cbs 5 reporter linda yee on the man who brings coast-to-coast credibility. >> reporter: 127 homicides in oakland so far this year. the highest in five years. some people are afraid to just go out. >> i work in east oakland. and it's really scary going to work and coming out every day. >> reporter: the mayor and the police chief agree. crime is out of control. >> we have to try something different. >> reporter: that something new comes in form of a $250,000 consultant to the police department, legendary lawman bill bratton. he's the former new york police commissioner and los angeles police chief who drastically reduced violent crime during his tenure in both cities. >> if anyone can straighten out the terrible problems that oakland has with the police, he can. >> reporter: former san jose police chief and now hoover institution fellow joe mcnamara says bratton is known for being tough on crime and gangs and is a genius
the -- at the oakland coliseum. he was on the third deck and fell or jumped onto the concrete floor on the lower concourse. it appears to have been an accident but police are still investigating. >>> the nfl commissioner is talking about a possible new stadium for the raiders. roger goodell was at last night's game and he says the league is willing to provide as much as $200 million to help build the stadium to keep the team in oakland. goodell says the league's investment would first require a deal between the raiders and oakland officials. we'll see what happens there. commissioner says the raiders and 49ers could possibly work out a deal to share a stadium. the new 49ers stadium in santa clara is topped out. workers have lifted two beams to the highest point of the structure. they were signed by the team, city leaders and hundreds of construction workers. they're moving right along with that. >> look at the two guys on the other side of the beam, they're up there a hundred feet. >>> a phone call and a persistent brother are credited for the rescue of a woman stranded in the snow in the sierra
in exchange for cash in san francisco and oakland this weekend. the turnout for this gun buyback was unprecedented. people started lining up four hours before it began. the line stretched for blocks in east oakland. everyone was there to exchange their firearms. the deal was you get $200 cash for each working gun you turned in. for a lot of people, connecticut was very much on their minds. >> i think it just puts the whole gun violence in a different perspective. and basically makes everything real. >> getting some guns off the streets, grandkids or kids can't get these guns and kill somebody. >> just as cars were lining up for the buyback, ironically, gunfire hit four people a few blocks away at international and 85th at 7:30 yesterday morning. >>> there was also a long line in san francisco yesterday for a gun buyback. police worked with community groups to get the word out about their program. and so many people responded in san francisco that they ran out of money and had to give people iou's. >> the recent events have really spurred something that i've been thinking about fo
francisco and about 60 in oakland. that's a look at weather. gianna, how's traffic? >> it's not too bad. we are starting to see a few break lights at the altamont pass westbound 580. eastbound 580 there is still roadwork in effect north greenville to north flynn at least one lane closed until with 11:00 today so expect delays on the eastbound side, as well. eastbound highway 4 at loveridge wrapping up in the next few minutes. right now all lanes still shut down for roadwork through there and better news along 101. we had three lanes completely shut down northbound near 92. that's now been cleared. we should get back up to speed within the next few minutes. accident blocking one lane still very early no delays as you work your way through there westbound 80 clear and in fact the eastshore freeway commute looks good. mass transit on time. bart under way with no delays. bart, ace, muni, caltrain and your ferries all no delays. there are street closures near folsom and essex. we are learning that the essex street ramp to the eastbound bay bridge connector is shut down. so we'll let you though w
:33 now, a man was seriously hurt at a fall during the oakland coliseum at the raider bronco game last night. he fell to the lower concourse 30 feet. it happened after the game began. it was apparently accidental. the man is reportedly in serious condition this morning. >>> nfl commissioner roger goodell says the league is willing to help build the new stadium to keep the league in oakland. this could put adds much as $200 million in it. it would first require a deal between the raiders and oakland officials e though. >>> and a big milestone for the santa clara stadium. two beams placed at the highest point, they were signed by the team city leaders and hundreds of construction workers. when it's done, about 18,000- tons of steel will support that stadium, and they are moving fast. >>> a woman stranded six nights in the sierra may have been saved by a gut feeling and a call. >> call it whatever you want, it was meant to be. it's just like we weren't going to come back without her. >> paula lane's brother found her crawling in the snow two nights ago a after a mysterious tip came in fro
for driving under the influence last friday near the san leandro oakland city line. at a school board meeting this week, james disclosed his arrest and assured the board he learned from his mistake and takes his position very seriously. >>> bart riders can expect to see more police officers in oakland and san francisco today. bart is beefing up police patrols at its stations in downtown san francisco. the goal is to provide for protection for holiday shoppers. >>> in oakland, city police will join bart officers this afternoon in providing escorts for passengers parked at the west oakland station. >>> more bay area headlines. drugs and alcohol are not considered factors in a deadly crash on the san mateo bridge. the accident had traffic backed up for miles. according to investigators, the driver of a honda was flashing hazard lights and slowing down after getting a flat tire. another car failed to slow down and slammed into that honda killing a woman who was sitting in the back seat. >>> the oakland police department avoids a complete federal takeover. now a compliance director will keep track
to the south and we will have the entire forecast dried up in san francisco and over in oakland. the storm is causing problems all over the bay area. >> reporter: brian, you know, it is the sunday before the christmas holiday. that mean ace lot of people are out this doing last-minute shopping and going to holiday parties. but, the weather has not made it easy for drivers out this on the road. they are looking at the conditions from earlier. the standing water is hurting traffic and slow-moving drivers. and wind warnings on the bridges. this powerful storm even brought down trees on panoramic highway. and people had to detour adding hours to their trip. listen to this guy. >> they are saying that there is no power. the fire department told me the road is closed because they need to clear the tree. that was 2-1/2 hours. that is how long to cheer the trees. four hours -- clear the trees four hours ago and nobody is cutting the tree and they now say you can not pass in 12 hours. >> now, these trees weigh at least a ton and will take hours to cheer. back live, we are watching traffic as drive
in oakland is now facing a vehicular manslaughter charge. the chp says it pulled over a bmw on 90th avenue near bancroft on thursday night. but the driver took off as officers approached the car. a short distance away it collided with another car, killing a 21-year-old woman. the suspect ran but officers caught him. >> he did not appear to be very much under the influence. he was able to exit his vehicle and flee the scene, so that would show that he is coherent. >> police are still looking for a passenger who was in the suspect's car. >>> three more murders brings oakland's homicide rate to its highest level since 2006. two men were shot to death early yesterday morning. an hour and a half later, a woman was stabbed to death. police did make an arrest in her murder, but not the others. the killings were in an area of west oakland known for gang activity. the city's homicide rate now stands at 130. that is up from last year's total of 110. >>> a sixth person faces murder and other charges in the case of a man and woman found bound and gagged on a san francisco street. the authorities say
when a 21-year-old man died during a drive-by shooting. >>> oakland police have fended off the feds and now a judge needs to sign off on this last- minute deal with civil rights attorneys. instead, they agreed to a compliance director appointed by a judge and paid for by the city. cbs 5 insider phil matier says both sides can claim a partial victory now. >> the plaintiffs will now have someone within the department answerable to the court to make sure that changes are made. most importantly, what they avoid is a complete federal takeover something that would be an embarrassment for the city and could lead it a judge telling them they don't have enough cops and ordering them to hire more. >> according to the "oakland tribune" this makes oakland the first city in the nation to have its police command staff under the authority of a court- appointed director. >>> hundreds of people showed up to talk about crime at an oakland town hall meeting. mayor quan admitted oakland is seeing more violent crime, specifically robberies. police officials talked about programs they are using to fight
the mess. >>> a hit-and-run driver who struck an oakland police officer last night is still on the loose. it happened around 11:00 last night near 6th and washington. police tell us the officer wasn't seriously hurt but the driver could face charges. >>> a geyser of water shooting out of this fire hydrant closed a main entrance to the bay bridge this morning. san francisco police say a driver slammed into the fire hydrant at folsom and essex. apparently the man didn't stop as police tried to pull him over. he was taken to the hospital and then arrested. >>> oakland has failed to reform its police department. even though it worked out a deal avoid a full federal takeover, it has become the first in the nation to surrender part of its command to a court-appointed compliance director. cbs 5 reporter da lin on what happens next. >> that agreement in my opinion is going to be absolutely worse for the oakland police department to be able to function. >> reporter: oakland mayor jean quan and police chief howard jordan did not want to talk about the partial federal takeover. but councilman ignac
killed in a stabbing on walnut street in the seminary area of oakland. police are investigating the possibility the killings are related. >>> a high stakes meeting at the white house this afternoon. congressional leaders will talk with president obama trying to avert the "fiscal cliff." ed payne tells us they only have four days. >>> reporter: in what's seen as a last-minute attempt to reach a deal, president obama meets at the white house with senate majority leader harry reid, house minority leader nancy pelosi, senate minority leader mitch mcconnell and house speaker john boehner. they have only four days to reach an agreement or the u.s. economy will go off the so- called "fiscal cliff." that's when automatic spending increases and cuts would take effect. reaching a deal won't be easy because both sides are involved in a high stakes political blame game. >> we are here in washington working while the members of the house of representatives are out watching movies and watching the kids play soccer and basketball and doing all kinds of things. they should be here. >> i told th
after falling 30 feet at the oakland coliseum. it happened during last night's raiders broncos game. the man was on the third deck and fell or jumped onto the concrete floor on the lower concourse. it appears to have been an accident but police are still investigating. >>> the nfl commissioner is talking about a new stadium for the raiders. roger goodell was at last night's game and says the league is willing to provide 200 million dollars to help build a stadium to keep the team in oakland but the league's investment will require a deal between the raiders and oakland officials. so we'll have to see what happens. >>> it is 6:04. supreme court watchers are awaiting a decision on gay marriage in california. anne makovec in san francisco with what could come down from a high court later today. ann, good morning. >>> good morning, if the u.s. supreme court decides not to take on the prop 8 case, same sex marriages could resume here in california as soon as the u.s. court of appeals says that they should resume. that is the court that said prop 8 was uncon city i -- unconstitutional ear
. >>> both oakland and san francisco planned gunning buy back this is past weekend long before the tragedy in connecticut but the mass shooting may have pushed more people to unload their weapons. cars stretched around the block in oakland where officers bought the weapons saturday morning no questions asked. cbs 5 political insider phil matier shows us how the buyback brought together some interesting partnerships. >> reporter: this is one of the more unusual partnerships we have ever seen but today, nobody was arguing with the results. here's the story. >> this is a semi-automatic pistol. this would go over your arm and up on your shoulder so you can carry it underneath your clothing. this one actually has a bayonet. >> reporter: that was opd officer joanna watson showing off a few of the 596 guns including three assault weapons that were taken off the street of oakland and san francisco during this weekend's big gun buyback. one day after the connecticut school shootings. >> this on the heels of what took place on friday shows that the community is very -- becoming very sensitive, very
are in the hospital this morning following an overnight shooting near lake merritt in oakland. officers found a 50-year-old man shot outside a liquor store on east 18th street just before 10:30 last night. they found three more victims just a few blocks away. one person is in critical condition. three others in serious condition. >>> san francisco police are trying to figure out who shot and killed a man in his 20s last night. officers found the man just before 8:00 near grove and buchanan streets. the man had been shot in the stomach and the leg. he died at the hospital an hour later. >>> the new storm hitting the bay area this morning has some people preparing for more possible flooding. cbs 5 reporter anne makovec is in larkspur, one of the spots where 101 can see a lot of water build up. anne. >> reporter: i'm here at lucky drive near larkspur right off of highway 101. now, normally when it rains, we see a lot of flooding in the road here behind me. we don't see much right now. so that's the good news. the rain is coming down but is not coming down very h
the financial district, temperatures in the 30s and 40s. oakland at 58 degrees. low 50s in san jose. what's in store for the rest of the day. we have a pretty strong ridge of high pressure and it's been building since other the weekend. it continues into today through the afternoon. we'll be keeping temperatures mainly in the 60s for the most part. mid- to upper 60s by this afternoon, and once again, we have some big changes coming up by about midweek, so you'll notice this wednesday forecast. we have a good chance of rain moving across the bay area and things again remain unsettled through the weekend coming about friday night into saturday. we'll talk more about this coming up. in the meantime, traffic on this monday morning. >>> we just got word of a trouble spot involving a big rig that may have took out some power lines on fair month between 580 and lake shaboe . try toe avoid the intersection. san leandro, 580 and lake shaboe. elsewhere we have road work, southbound 101 through marin county. you may see road work there headed toward the golden gate bridge. 880 as well, both directio
we start this noon with breaking news out of oakland. the woman who murdered the bay area nursing student michelle lay will spent 25 years behind bars. the 29-year-old was sentenced about an hour ago in an oakland courtroom. prosecutors argued she planned the measure murder for months because they thought leigh was involved with her ex-boyfriend. >> it has been a long two years. we were able to talk about michelle as a person and recount how we felt when she was murdered. it meant a lot to us. >> we are glad that some form of justice has been served. >> that is the attorney, admitting she killed le but asked for a lesser charge of voluntary manslaughter saying she acted in the heat of passion. >>> two men cheated death twice this morning when their truck hit a power line in san leandro and burst into flames. we have more on the split second decision that saved their lives there. >> reporter: this truck is just a shell of itself. it was filled with uniforms and 150-gallons of fuel. it caught on fire after snagging a high voltage power line creating a dangerous situation for the you
are delayed an average of an hour. no delays at san jose and oakland at this hour. >>> running in newtown connecticut to raise money for the sandy hook condolence fund. letters have been coming in. there are thousands everyday from all over the world. the post master says it's hard not to cry as they sort the mail. >>> more reaction after the national rifle association spoke publicly for the first time about the school shooting. many want new legislation. as danielle nottingham tells us the head of the nra says limiting sale of weapons is not the answer. >> nra has blood on its hands! >> reporter: security guards had to remove demonstrators when the head of the nra was speaking. protesters want a ban on assault weapons like the ones used in last week's shooting in connecticut. wayne lapierre says gun control is not the answer. he believes the government should put an armed police officer at every school. >> we can immediately make america's school safer relying on the brave men and women in america's police forces. >> reporter: senator diane fine stein working on gun control legislation s
kinds of coffee. actually, i just press this button. the oakland zoo. the zoo got a check for one million dollars in the mail today from an anonymous donor. a >>> christmas came early for the oakland zoo. they got a check for a million dollars in the mail today from an anonymous donor. a letter to the head of the oakland zoo board of trustees said there were no restrictions on spending the money. the zoo saw 700,000 guests pass through the gates this year and zoo officials say the money is needed for improvement. >>> anglers who want to add a little rainbow trout might try lake chabot. cbs 5 reporter don ford shows us the lake was stocked with 2,000 pounds of the beauties. >> reporter: the california department of fish & game trout truck took its time getting ready to dump tons of trout into the lake. >> they're big ones so, you know, 2-pound rainbow trout can be 14, 15" long. >> reporter: lake chabot water is clean and the right temperature say officials. the fish are transported in these stainless steel tanks and when the plug is pulled, they simply flow down the hose into the
down towards danville. elsewhere the nimitz 880 through oakland, they picked up some overnight roadwork in lanes. northbound and southbound both fine past the coliseum. and some drive times for you in the east bay. westbound 80 that eastshore freeway commute from the carquinez bridge to the maze clocking in at 19 minutes right now. it is slow and go through livermore. that's why you see the yellow drive time from the altamont pass towards 680 but the nimitz and westbound 24 both fine. bart on time and a quick check. bay bridge. it looks like the fastrak lanes, the middle lanes are still getting by okay but check out the cash lanes. we are seeing delays beyond the first overcrossing >>> they are not done yet. the highest tides of the year are washing over california coastlines today. the so-called king tides submerged beaches all along the shoreline yesterday. in some spots, the water rushed right into town. the tides hit their peak yesterday around mid-morning. some areas the water rose by just a couple of inches but others it was up by several feet. we found a business this mill valle
.com/weather. >>> oakland police will give us new details today about the man arrested for attack an autistic girl. the 16-year-old victim walked away from a group home for the developmentally disabled a week ago. staff members saw her go but federal law says they could not stop her. they followed her but lost her near the fruitvale bart station. two days later she was found on a bus in san francisco. >> the bus driver had noticed that she had been beaten and was concerned about her. he could see that she was bruised and distraught. and so he called 911. >> the suspect is 36 years old. he was arrested yesterday. alameda county prosecutors could file charges against him today. >>> police are looking for a man who robbed a walgreens of a narcotic pain reliever in palo alto. a surveillance camera captured images of the suspect. police say he asked for oxycontin and showed a pharmacist a gun inside the bag. the suspect is a white man in his 20s about 6 feet tall with short cropped hair. he was wearing a white hat with a seattle seahawks logo on it. >>> checking other bay area headlines now on this tuesday, th
at the oakland and san francisco stations during this holiday season. last night bart partnered with oakland police, private and volunteer security guards. shoppers were offered escorts to their cars at the west oakland station. now, bart riders told us they have encountered some brazen attacks in the past. >> i was ambushed by two men. they had pointed a gun at me, took my stuff and pistol- whipped me in the face. >> reporter: the most common crime at bart stations, cell phone theft. police say riders should stop texting and pay attention to their surroundings. now, for oakland stations last night's patrol was actually only a one night thing. they say it was part of an educational effort. san francisco bart stations, increased patrols will be going on throughout the next few weeks. live in san francisco, cate caugiran, cbs 5. >>> these days oakland police are making much fewer traffic stops. in fact, the numbers will down by 75% from just a few years ago. officers have made fewer than 16,000 stops this year down from 68,000 in 2009. police point to layoffs and staffing shortages and to lowe
was the last time you got a parking ticket? they're bad enough. but now comes word that the city of oakland is adding insult to injury. it's keeping parking ticket money that should be given back to drivers. cbs 5 reporter christin ayers finds out why. >> reporter: no one likes getting a parking ticket. >> she was going to give me a ticket just now! >> reporter: but in oakland, if you got one and mistakenly paid too much, it was likely that you'd never see that money again. in a report released today, oakland's auditor says last year, people accidentally overpaid the city of oakland $316,000 in parking fees. instead of giving the money back, the city quietly kept the cash. >> it was absolutely surprising. it's not our money. >> reporter: state law requires that cities inform people that they've overpaid so they can collect their money, something san francisco and l.a. do. but it appears oakland never has. >> we found no evidence that they have ever refunded the citizens in the past. >> i am more than concerned about corruption of city officials. >> reporter: city officials would not go on c
step is admitting you have a problem. and tonight oakland city leaders have done exactly that. three -- three months ago they acknowledged there is no plan to reduce crime now they admit they need one and recruited a name you might recognize to make it happen. da lin reports on the grim 2012. >> reporter: it's been tough in the city of oakland. they acknowledge crime and they have made two major announcements this afternoon. one is that they will hire los angeles former -- former los angeles police chief bill bratton as a paid consultant and, two of the city of oakland going back to neighborhood policing. they hope those two ideas, those two plans will cut down on crime in oakland. both oakland mayor jean quan and police chief howard jordan say crime in oakland is out of control. 127 homicides so of this year the highest since 2007. 1 -- 127 homicide so far this year the highest since 2007. >> we agree with the community i see that the crime rate is absolutely unacceptable. >> we have to do something. we have done a lot last year, we have to try something different. >> reporter: they
have two sisters. now i only have one. e played for the oakland a's. this year she was named billbo rivera recently divorced esteban luiz a who played for the oakland a's. >>> today is sentencing day for the woman who killed nursing student shell lei last year -- michelle lei last year. giseleesteban, is accused of murder. four months after she disappeared from a hayward hospital. esteban was said to have killed her in a jealous rage over a man. >>> and a man accused of kidnapping sierra lamar will be arraigned on new charges. garcia torrez has been accused of three other attempts at kidnapping, taking place in 2009 and all in a safeway parking lot. he was employed at that safeway in morgan hill. >>> for the third time this year, vandals have tried to silence a vallejo radio station. community station kzct is operating online only. vandals struck the station's transmitter site over the weekend. the o oater tornado is -- operator is wondering if the attacks are racially motivated. >> i'm only one man. i can only fight so long, and like i said, this is community radio. >> a rational s
. oakland, one of the more mild spots right now, 59 degrees there. 53 in san francisco. and 42 in santa rosa. we have this big ridge of high pressure and it is sitting firm over the pacific, over the bay area. that's what's keeping us high and dry. today and tomorrow. now, by tomorrow night, that's when things start to get a little dicey. we're watching a low pressure system to the north and that is going to move our way bringing a good chance of rain by midweek. in the meantime, we'll focus on mild temperatures for today. a lot of 60s, mid- to upper 60s across the bay area. hopefully you enjoyed yesterday. it's going to be a similar story today. we're hitting a repeat on yesterday's forecast. coming up, we will get a check o. 7-day forecast because -- of that 7-day forecast because you will want to stay tuned for that. >>> 5:04 now, grammy nominated latina musician from the united states is dead after her plane crashed in mexico. a small plane carrying jenny rivera went down shortly after takeoff in mexico. 7 people were on board. rivera's california driver's license was found at the crash
. back to you guys. >> thank you. >>> police say a stray bullet hit and killed a woman in east oakland last night. witnesses say they heard five shots in the 9100 block of international boulevard shortly before 7:00. investigators say the victim was not the intended target of the shooter. no arrests have been made. >>> and in other bay area headlines this morning, the california public utilities commission is expected to vote on a $2.2 billion safety improvement plan for pg&e's pipelines today. the company wants customers to pay for 90% of of the cost. a judge recommended customers only pay 55% now. it's up to the cpu on how the tab will be split. >>> and big layoffs looming for city college of san francisco unless administrators can shore up finances. trustees are looking to slash 34 full time and 22 to 30 part time positions starting next month. community college needs 3,000 more students to register for the spring semester just to meet its budget. >>> people are already lining up in san jose for a massive toy and book giveaway. cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran joins us live from the sac
. and then inside the bay, you will find about 60 degrees in oakland. 59 in san francisco. and about 59 degrees also in sausalito so warr weather is on the way in time for the weekend. more coming up. >> thank you. >>> a deadly fire is under investigation here in san francisco in the ingleside heights neighborhood. fire started about 8:30 last night at the home on saint charles avenue. one person was found dead inside that home. >>> a lot of questions this morning about pleasant hill's second homicide of the year. deputies found a body near interstate 680 and concord avenue around 9:30 last night. no information on the victim, suspect or motive. the first homicide was on february 10 when a 21-year-old man died during a drive-by shooting. >>> police say a missing california woman has been found alive but her boyfriend did not survive. the pair from sacramento county went missing during last week's storm. it appears their car got stuck in the snow off highway 88 in alpine county. rodrick clifton and paul that lane were last seen at a 7- eleven. paula was found by a family method last night walking out
state water managers happy since july 132% more rain than normal in san francisco. oakland has had more than 9" of rainfall since summer, 7" more than last year. looking live at this car covered in frost. as for these cold temperatures, if you are here in the north bay, get ready for the chilly morning commute. i can actually see my breath. probably doesn't translate on air. it is cold and freeze warnings will be in effect until 8:00 this morning. we are live in san anselmo, cate caugiran, cbs 5. >> it is cold. >> not impressed. >> i know. but you know what? i thought gianna that moving from colorado i would be done with ice scrapers. >> no. there are times you need it here in california but i don't think it gets as cold as california. so there is good news there. we have a couple of things brewing here. ben lomond highway 9 at glen arbor. not a lot of details for this trouble spot but lots of activity a tree down wires also down in the roadway they have completely shut down highway 9 at glen arbor through there. they are saying now that noon is the eta when they should be reopened so h
donald. >>> it's 7:26. i'm michelle griego. oakland police are trying to determine if three murders were related. two people were shot to death in west oakland about 1:00 and another at 2:30 in the seminary area. >>> bill bratton is hired to the oakland police department. he is credited with cuts in violent crime when he was in charge of police departments in new york and los angeles. >>> the san jose state spartans finished their football season with a win. they beat bowling green in the military bowl 29-20. the spartans finished the season 11-2. congratulations to them. stay with us. traffic in just a moment. and weather. >>> good morning. we'll start off in oakland where there's been a crash just cleared to the right-hand shoulder northbound 880 approaching the embarcadero. unfortunately it's still backed up to at least high street the top of your screen you can see those brake lights. closer towards the coliseum, things are look okay. and again the accident is on the shoulder so hopefully we'll see improvement. also tracking an accident northbou
ultimately made more money. he claims lawmakers didn't take advantage of taxpayer dollars. >> oakland police have fended off the feds. the city cut a last minute deal with civil rights attorneys to avoid a takeover. they agreed to a compliance director. cbs 5 insider says both sides can claim a partial victory. >> reporter: the plaintiffs will have someone within the department to make sure that changes are made. and if they aren't made they can go to the court and ask for changes in the police chief and command staff. the city on the other hand gets to hold on to its popular police chief and gets another shot at making things good with the plaintiffs. what they avoid is a complete federal takeover. something that would be an embarrassment for the city and could lead to a judge telling them they don't have enough cops. >> crime was the subject of a neighborhood meeting in oakland just a few hours ago. the mayor was there. so was the police chief. neighbors tell cbs 5 recorder linda yee it seems to them that it was more talk and few real promises of any action. >> reporter: the mayor and poli
-related. >>> murder in broad daylight has oakland businesses concerned. a man was killed just before 3 p.m. saturday afternoon near jackland and square, favorite spot for tourists. witnesses report a gunman fired a fatal shot and fled the area in the 400 block of 3rd street. a shooting in the same area last july injured five people outside a movie theater. crime in the area filled with cafes and condominiums is unusual. >>> police are investigating a deadly shooting on banyan way north of highway 4. they found a 43-year-old man with multiple gunshot wounds. police are still looking for the shooter. >>> jesse jackson was in san francisco today to celebrate peace sunday. he joined others to highlight the city's violence prevention initiative. the focus is to get parents involved to keep children out of the circle of crime and violence. >> jobs training, hope on the future. >> jackson also expressed his support for a revival of the ban on assault weapons. >>> fresh crab in san francisco. synonymous for years. not so much this past week. there's been a shortage of the crustacean at local restaurants. >>
control. just before the oikos shooting in oakland of april of this year, that support dropped to 53%. >> and it's not your imagination. the number of mass shootings has gone up dramatically in recent history. this year alone we've had seven incidents where four or more people have been killed in a single episode. >>> coming up, for the second time in a week, the big logo switch at the university of california. >> a secret gold mine and the bay area teacher who just inherited it. >> what's with all the camels roaming around? >> all of the sudden it feels a lot like winter around here in the bay area. check out the temperatures already well in to the 30s. couple degrees above freezing for livermore and santa rosa. we'll talk about how cold we get tonight and how long we'll have the rain showers. ,,,,,,,,,,,, ,,,,,,,, presence around schools. oakland, fremont >> the violence in connecticut caused several bay area police departments to step up their presence around schools. oakland, fremont, san leandro and palo alto police all increased school patrols. san francisco police have resourc
a football game? october 28th, in kansas city. the chiefs were in town. today, maybe oakland would finally get a win. this game was about oakland's defense. phillip wheeler with the sack on brady quinn. kansas steady grand total of 17 yards in the first half. quip was just awful. he was 18 of 3 2, 136 yards. on third down picked off, his second interception of the year. oakland with some pretty good field position on the chief's 30-yard line. they hand it off to darren mcfadden. 3rd and 1, he's staffed. on the sidelines, mcfadden wasn't happy. runs downfield for the 1st down, but right before the end of the first half sebastian janikowski again, this from 57 yards out, the kick subpoena, the kick is good. 9-0 at the has. janikowski three of four in the first half. second half, this will make mcfadden happier. 19-yard burst. he had 110 yards on the ground, his best game since the last time these two teams played. chiefs didn't get a first down until midway through this third quarter. oakland snapped their six-game losing streak with a 15-0 win. >> reporter: what is it like to see this locke
members. it all happened at an apartment. the woman has been arrested. >>> and in oakland, a man cleaning out his basement found more than five pounds of dynamite. he called police and the alameda county bomb squad showed up to remove the tnt. about a dozen neighbors were evacuated. the explosives had been there for more than 30 years. they date back to world war ii. >>> the debate over gun control has moved to one over privacy over protection. the new york journal news got data by filing freedom of information request. the maps don't show whether the residents actually own guns, just that they're legally able to. george gascon says it's an unfortunate circumstance. >> the people that are actually registering the guns and following all the rules, they're law-abiding citizens and they should be protected. >> the new york journal news is standing behind the project. >>> gun buy-back programs here in the bay area are proving to be a big hit. in los angeles, city officials moved up the date of the city's annual buy-back program following the newtown shooting. handguns are good for $100 grocer
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